Shaping the Future of Aluminium in the Arab Region

The prominent ARABAL conference will unite the world’s leading aluminium companies and manufacturers. This year will focus on – Shaping the Future of Aluminium in the Arab Region.

ARABAL 2019 AGENDA:

PRE-CONFERENCE DAY – TUESDAY, 19 NOVEMBER 2019

10:00 – 13:00      ALBA plant visit *

 

16:00 – 18:00      Workshops

 

19:00 – 21:00      Canapé welcome reception

 

*Plant visit is by special registration only. Spaces are limited.

DAY 1 - WEDNESDAY, 20 NOVEMBER 2019

09:00 – 10:00      Registration and welcome coffee

 

10:00 – 11:00      OPENING CEREMONY

 

National Anthem

 

Quran

 

Opening Speech

Mohamed Al Naki, Chairman, ARABAL

 

ALBA Speech

 

Video to highlight the Prime Minister’s support to Alba

 

Award Ceremony

 

Official exhibition opening and ribbon cutting ceremony

 

11:00 – 12:00      SESSION 1: ARAB SMELTER PANEL – IMPACT OF CURRENT ECONOMIC CHALLENGES ON THE ALUMINIUM INDUSTRY

  • GCC aluminium smelters’ current position versus the world
  • Influencers on the value chain
  • View on current LME prices and premiums and other market forces
  • Impacts of USA and Europe aluminium taxation

 

12:00 – 13:00      SESSION 2: PANEL DISCUSSION: OUTLOOK FOR THE GLOBAL ALUMINIUM INDUSTRY

  • Industry trends, opportunities, challenges and future predictions
  • The forces that will impact supply/demand from a global perspective
  • Raw materials – bauxite and alumina price outlook
  • Brexit and its tax implications

 

13:00 – 14:00      Networking lunch

 

14:00 – 15:00      SESSION 3: DEBATE: WAREHOUSING AND PRICE TRENDS – TODAY AND TOMORROW

  • Warehousing rules and updates
  • Is regulation the key to increase LME prices?
  • How indicative are LME prices for current and future performance?

 

15:00 – 16:00      SESSION 4: ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND ITS IMPACT ON ENERGY COSTS

  • GCC power managers to share the issues (existing and potential) and how to deal with it
  • Energy considerations and rising costs of power generation
  • The current use and potential of renewable energy

 

16:00 – 17:00      SESSION 5: BAHRAIN AFTER LINE 6 – GROWTH OF DOWNSTREAM AND ANTICIPATED CHALLENGES

  • Impact of Line 6 on the downstream in the economy in terms of employment & customer development
  • Trends and developments and the anticipated challenges
  • The role of technology and innovation in securing success

 

17:00 – 17:15      Networking coffee break and close day 1

 

19:00                     ARABAL Gala Dinner hosted by Alba

DAY 2 - THURSDAY, 21 NOVEMBER 2019

DAY 2, THURSDAY, 21 NOVEMBER 2019

 

08:30 – 09:00      Morning coffee

 

09:00 – 09:45      SESSION 6: INVESTING IN UPSTREAM: OPPORTUNITIES AND RISKS

  • Insights on the changing landscape for raw materials in light of the recent developments in the Alumina supply chain
  • Required steps to secure reliable upstream channels in the GCC as a hub for aluminium production

 

09:45 – 10:30      SESSION 7: THE USE OF ALUMINIUM FOR INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS AND ADVANCED APPLICATIONS

  • Aluminium as a substitute for other materials and vice versa – % use of aluminium vs alternative materials
  • Automotive – EU reduced emissions – laws and regulations and the need for lighter vehicles
  • Aluminium alloys in aerospace and its role in producing next generation aircraft

10:30 – 11:00      Networking coffee break

 

11:00 – 11:45      SESSION 8: PANEL DISCUSSION: ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINABILITY AND RECYCLING

  • Linking the current capabilities of the aluminium industry to sustainability targets
  • Maintaining compliance to environmental requirements and legislation
  • The role of R&D and advanced technologies in maintaining the bottom line and reducing waste, cost and overheads
  • The future of the circular economy – Innovations in recycling

 

11:45 – 12:30      SESSION 9: SAFETY AS A DRIVER FOR GROWTH AND SUCCESS

  • The best practices/approaches to incorporate industrial health and safety as an instrument for success
  • Protecting individuals and tapping into the discretionary energy from teams towards securing more growth and success

 

12:30 – 13:00      Close of conference, summary and thanks

 

13:00 – 14:00      Networking lunch

DOWNLOAD ARABAL 2019 PROGRAMME

AGENDA

DAY ONE  – 19 NOVEMBER 2019

  •  Alba smelter visit
  •  Pre-conference workshop
  •  Welcome reception

 

DAY TWO – 20 NOVEMBER 2019

  • Opening ceremony
  • Conference day 1
  • Gala dinner

 

DAY THREE – 21 NOVEMBER 2019

  • Conference day 2

DELEGATE PRICES

  • $1,800 – early bird registration until 1 August
  • $2,000 – standard regsitration from 2 August until 15 September
  • $2,200 – late registration from 16 September

 

This includes access to all conference sessions, functions, the exhbition and speaker presentations after the event.

CPD CERTIFIED

The ARABAL conference programme will be CPD certified. Anyone needing to prove continued professional development will be able claim CPD hours by attending the conference. Certificates will be available for all delegates that require them.

CPD-Logo1SIZED

CONTACT

For more information on the conference or the programme please contact Hejke Coetzee.

 

Hejke Coetzee
Head of Production
hejke@bme-global.com
+44 203 328 6520

ALBA SITE VISIT

Alba smelter site visit will take place in the morning of Tuesday, 19th November 2019.

 

The buses will be departing from the Gulf Hotel and other selected hotels at 10 am.

 

This site visit is free of charge for all conference delegates but spaces are limited to 75 only.

 

Pre-registration is mandatory and we will need to receive a copy of your valid ID/passport for submission to Alba security.

 

Kindly note that all pre-registrations for Alba smelter visit will close on 5th November 2019.

WHO ATTENDS?

ARABAL has grown with each event cycle and now attracts over 400 high level delegates from the whole spectrum of the aluminium industry (upstream, midstream and downstream).

ARABAL 2019 STRATEGIC PARTNERS

Sponsors, Supporters & Media Partners